Khalid Al Ameri: Proactive Workers Will Soon Overtake Reactive Rivals

In The National, Emirati columnist Khalid Al Ameri observes that “the direction in which the UAE is heading will only have room for one type of worker to flourish: the proactive. That’s not to say the reactive ­generation will be poor and homeless, but they will be in for a harsh reality check.” Read and reflect on this column.


Exemplary Photographer, ZU Graduate

Sara Al-Balooshi Is Breaking the Rules of Photography (The National, 2015). Her Instagram account is fascinating — images created by an Arabic and Emirati woman with her own unique vision and style.


Exemplary Broadcaster, CNN Intern

Rakan Zainal, a Qatari citizen who interned at CNN, was one of ZU’s truly outstanding students. He was profiled by Zajel, the ZU student publication, in 2014, and described how he became a boxing champion.

Camel racing: Centuries-old sport with a modern twist –

Camel racing: Centuries-old sport with a modern twist. By Rakan Al Zainal, for CNN. Updated 1700 GMT (0100 HKT) April 15, 2015 …

Journalism in the modern UAE – Zajel ZU

May 31, 2015 – … author Rakan Zainal (holding the camera) and James Stacey, all of CNN, … news network CNN, which is located at twofour54 in Abu Dhabi.

Rakan Zainal (@rhz974) • Instagram photos and videos

Rakan Zainal. Doha | Abu Dhabi | Los Angeles 5 posts; 160 followers; 162 following …




ZU Student Interns At CNN, Is Hired As Producer

When Khadeeja Al Hosani was a ZU student, she interned at CNN-Abu Dhabi, which led to a permanent job offer as an associate producer. She learned a great deal and produced some fascinating stories. Among them, this video story for CNN:

Young Emirati woman: My abaya never held me back

Khadeeja Al-Hosani, an Emirati woman dealing with the changing nature of the Abaya — a traditional black cloak — explains her relationship with it.
She presented at Journalism Day 2015 for ZU students, which was covered by Mariam Al Qubaisi for Zajel, the ZU student publication.

TV Presenter With Artistic Interests

The National: “When it comes to interviews, Myriam Al Dhaheri is normally asking the questions. The 21-year-old has spent the past few weeks researching and interviewing some of the region’s most established artists, including the Emirati Jalal Luqman, the Syrian sculptor Mustafa Ali and the Kuwaiti artist Shurooq Amin.

“The results will be seen as a series of pilot programmes for Fnoon, a new online arts initiative that’s being produced by The Media Company, an Emirati-owned, twofour54-based production house.”


10 Muslim Women Everyone Should Know

March is Women’s History Month in the United States. Ten Muslim Women Every Person Should Know via @HuffPostRelig


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